PopMuse: Virginia News http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2019 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Virginia Democrats Take Aim At Confederate Statues Across The State https://www.huffpost.com/entry/virginia-democrats-take-aim-at-confederate-statues-across-the-state_n_5dcb0d1de4b0eb912129c020 https://www.huffpost.com/entry/virginia-democrats-take-aim-at-confederate-statues-across-the-state_n_5dcb0d1de4b0eb912129c020 Tue, 12 Nov 2019 20:06:48 UTC Virginia With their new majority, Democrats could make it easier for communities to pull down monuments to the Confederacy. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Virginia Democrats Choose State’s First Female Speaker Amid Progressive Challenge https://www.huffpost.com/entry/eileen-filler-corn-virginia-house-speaker-lashrecse-aird-defeat-virginia-way_n_5dc70580e4b00927b2340486 https://www.huffpost.com/entry/eileen-filler-corn-virginia-house-speaker-lashrecse-aird-defeat-virginia-way_n_5dc70580e4b00927b2340486 Sat, 09 Nov 2019 21:44:12 UTC Virginia Moderates won the day in Virginia’s soon-to-be Democratic House as Eileen Filler-Corn beat out the left-leaning Lashrecse Aird. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ 'I don’t regret it': how Juli Briskman went from giving Trump the finger to winning an election https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/09/trump-middle-finger-julie-briskman-virginia https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/09/trump-middle-finger-julie-briskman-virginia Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:01:05 UTC Poppy Noor at Virginia | The Guardian Juli Briskman’s brush with the president inspired her to political action: ‘I don’t regret it. I never would have run without it’Two years ago, Juli Briskman made headlines when she gave the finger to Trump as she cycled alongside the president’s motorcade in Virginia. The marketing company she worked for swiftly fired her. (She sued them.) Related: Woman who gave Trump the finger elected in Virginia Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ A Leadership Fight In Virginia Will Decide How Democrats Govern https://www.huffpost.com/entry/lashrecse-aird-eileen-filler-corn-virginia-house-speakership-race_n_5dc61486e4b00927b23338da https://www.huffpost.com/entry/lashrecse-aird-eileen-filler-corn-virginia-house-speakership-race_n_5dc61486e4b00927b23338da Sat, 09 Nov 2019 02:28:00 UTC Virginia Lashrecse Aird, who is Black and liberal, is challenging Eileen Filler-Corn, a white moderate, for the speakership. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ 'Cheer Dad' Busting Out His Daughter's Routine Will Have You Doing Spirit Fingers https://www.huffpost.com/entry/cheer-dad-virginia-cheerleader-york-falcon_n_5dc4e84de4b00927b23086c0 https://www.huffpost.com/entry/cheer-dad-virginia-cheerleader-york-falcon_n_5dc4e84de4b00927b23086c0 Fri, 08 Nov 2019 13:46:52 UTC Virginia This self-described "a little extra" dad has gone viral for being his daughter's biggest cheerleader. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Facebook Is Making Millions Off A Nationwide Gun Permit Scam https://www.huffpost.com/entry/facebook-is-making-millions-off-a-shady-gun-group-that-cons-its-customers_n_5db0b401e4b0d5b7894548fc https://www.huffpost.com/entry/facebook-is-making-millions-off-a-shady-gun-group-that-cons-its-customers_n_5db0b401e4b0d5b7894548fc Fri, 08 Nov 2019 10:45:11 UTC Virginia Concealed Online customers could be breaking the law without even knowing it. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Muslim Women Are Claiming Their Rightful Place In America’s Politics https://www.huffpost.com/entry/muslim-women-are-claiming-their-rightful-place-in-americas-politics_n_5dc424ffe4b03ddc02f0435e https://www.huffpost.com/entry/muslim-women-are-claiming-their-rightful-place-in-americas-politics_n_5dc424ffe4b03ddc02f0435e Thu, 07 Nov 2019 15:49:07 UTC Virginia Ghazala Hashmi is the first Muslim person elected to Virginia’s state Senate. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Democratic wins and what they mean for Trump: key election takeaways https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/06/democrats-kentucky-virginia-election https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/06/democrats-kentucky-virginia-election Wed, 06 Nov 2019 19:59:09 UTC Lauren Gambino in Washington at Virginia | The Guardian Virginia has turned blue and Kentucky may soon have a Democratic governor. But Republicans have cause for optimismAmericans went to the polls on Tuesday night in a closely watched test of Donald Trump’s appeal with Republicans and Democrats strength headed into the 2020 presidential election.Here are five key takeaways from the results. Related: Democrats won Virginia and are claiming victory in Kentucky. What next? | Lloyd Green Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Yes, Virginia! Women Could Finally Get An Equal Rights Amendment. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/virginia-equal-rights-amendment-women_n_5dc2f5c4e4b0f5dcf8fef195 https://www.huffpost.com/entry/virginia-equal-rights-amendment-women_n_5dc2f5c4e4b0f5dcf8fef195 Wed, 06 Nov 2019 18:26:30 UTC Virginia With Democrats finally in control, the state is poised to take the ERA over a crucial hurdle. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Democrats take control of Virginia and claim win in Kentucky governor's race https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/05/kentucky-governor-race-andy-beshear-matt-bevin https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/05/kentucky-governor-race-andy-beshear-matt-bevin Wed, 06 Nov 2019 16:23:38 UTC Josh Wood in Louisville, Lauren Gambino in Washington and agencies at Virginia | The Guardian In blow to Trump, state house and senate in Democratic hands in Virginia, as candidate for governor in Kentucky claims victory Democrats have won control of Virginia’s state legislature for the first time in a generation, while the Democratic candidate for governor of Kentucky also claimed victory in what could be a huge double blow to Donald Trump one year out from the 2020 election.The Democratic party prevailed in both the state house and senate in Virginia, a state often viewed as a “bellwether” for national politics and a battleground in presidential elections. Democratic governor Ralph Northam will now have scope to press ahead with legislation such as tighter gun control in the state. Related: Why the battle for the suburbs is Democrats’ key to winning 2020 Here’s Trump saying at his rally in Kentucky last night that Matt Bevin losing “sends a really bad message” and pleading with his fans, “you can’t let that happen to me!”Welp, it happened. pic.twitter.com/LUHSUAgSnB Related: Kentucky governor embraces the Trump playbook in re-election bid Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/